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Taiwan Road Trip Part 2 – Taitung County

Taitung (台東) is the third-largest county in Taiwan by land area. The East Rift Valley runs through the northern half of Taitung County. But as you pass the Coastal Mountain Range, the ocean comes into view. Because of the area’s… Continue Reading…


Taiwan Road Trip Part 1 – East Rift Valley

It can’t be said enough how lucky I am to be in Taiwan. The obvious reason is how the country has dealt with the coronavirus pandemic. But there are so many other reasons that may surprise you. The healthcare here… Continue Reading…


What to eat in Taiwan – Noodles

Noodles are a staple in many Asian countries. In Taiwan, you’ll find locals eating noodles at all times of the day from breakfast to late-night drunk food. Everyone has their favorite and the varieties are endless. Taiwan has taken influence… Continue Reading…


SMANGUS – Aboriginal Communal Village in the Mountains of Taiwan

If the name itself doesn’t entice you to visit, then you’re following the wrong blog. Smangus (司馬庫斯 – sīmǎkùsī) is the most remote aboriginal tribal village in Taiwan. With a population of just over 200, it sits at an altitude… Continue Reading…


What to eat in Taiwan – Dumplings

Taiwan is well known for their cuisine. It’s not only delicious but special and unique. Over the past few years, I’ve been constantly in search of the tastiest meals, snacks, and bites that this country is known for. Here is… Continue Reading…


I traveled the world for a year for $24,740

It’s been quite the year. I left the country almost a year ago (361 days to be exact). It’s been a remarkable experience that has changed my life more than I could’ve imagined (longer hair). But here I am back in… Continue Reading…


Surviving a Lonely Planet

Wow! I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post. Over the past month and a half since leaving the Western Hemisphere, I’ve been to 6 countries traveling with family, friends, and random strangers. I’ve hardly had any… Continue Reading…


Guate’s Up?!

These are my last few days in Guatemala. Over the past 3 weeks, I’ve met countless amazing people, seen some of the most jaw-dropping scenery, and tasted delicious and authentic food. The most rewarding part of my time here was… Continue Reading…


Howdy Austin!

A few weeks ago, I visited Austin for the first time. I’ve heard so many good things from friends that have visited or lived there. The goal of the trip was to get a feel of the food scene and determine… Continue Reading…